- Born 1954 in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 24, 1994, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1994, and received commission on August 10, 1994. Service terminated on April 26, 2010, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on October 6, 2009, to a seat vacated by Robert D. Sack. Confirmed by the Senate on April 22, 2010, and received commission on April 23, 2010.
Princeton University, B.A., 1975
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1978
Law clerk, Hon. Henry Werker, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1978-1980
Private practice, New York City, 1980-1982, 1986-1994
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1982-1986
Adjunct professor (part-time), Fordham University School of Law, 1986-1994
Given name at birth: Check Kong Chin